A Little History

H & H Specialties was founded by John H. Higgins in 1967 in La Mirada, California.  The company initially performed fabrication and installation services for institutional and theatrical products.  In 1968, the move was made to South El Monte, California, and the focus of the company shifted from curtain fabrication and installation to manufacturing and distribution of hardware products.  The first products introduced were hospital cubicle tracks and stage curtain tracks. 

The counterweight rigging product line was introduced in 1971.  About this time, a nationwide dealer network was established for product distribution and the curtain fabrication and installation services were discontinued.  H & H Specialties is very proud of our dealer network.  In fact, our first dealer is still a valued customer today after over 42 years!

Today, we have recently relocated to City of Industry, California to a much larger facility.  This facility allows us to continue to grow, offer additional theatrical rigging products, and service our customer’s requirements quickly and efficiently.  Our stage rigging and curtain track products are used in many of the most famous venues in North America, from Hollywood to Broadway. 

 

 

Our Capabilities

We currently occupy over 58,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution space in City of Industry, Ca. Our proximity to Los Angeles gives us access to every manufacturing process required for our product lines. 

Currently we operate our own metal turning, stamping and welding shops; and UL listed Industrial Control Panel manufacturing facility.

H & H Specialties Inc. is tooled to perform most of the manufacturing processes required in-house, allowing us strict delivery and quality control of the finished product.

 

Our Staff

Our staff includes employees with degrees in architecture,  theatre, television production, graphic arts and business, most with a minimum of 25 years experience within our industry. Staff credentials also include certified welders and an ETCP Certified Rigger-Theatre. In addition, we have long-standing relationships with various consulting engineers specializing in entertainment engineering.  These engineering specialists work with us according to the specific needs of our projects. 

 

H & H Specialties Inc. or its key employees are currently members of the following trade and professional organizations:

ETCP

H & H Specialties endorses the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP). ETCP encompasses the creation of exams based upon identified bodies of knowledge, the conducting of those examinations, the awarding of certifications, and re-certifying individuals. Personnel certification is the voluntary process by which a nongovernmental organization grants recognition to an individual who has demonstrated certain abilities, skills and knowledge.

ETCP focuses on disciplines that directly affect the health and safety of crews, performers, and audiences. Two key areas were identified for initial development - electrical skills and rigging skills, and there are currently three certifications: Rigger – Arena, Rigger – Theatre, and Entertainment Electrician. For additional information, please visit ETCP.